More Botched PR by the Commercial Crew Crowd (Update)

NASA KSC Solicitation: Commercial Crew Integrated Capability

"NASA intends to begin a new initiative, the Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap), to facilitate industry's development of an integrated CTS. This activity is expected to result in significant maturation of commercial CTS ."

Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Pre-Proposal Conference

"A Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on February 14, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. (EST). The conference will not be available via teleconference or webex."

Keith's note: First NASA quietly "announces" today's event last Friday less than 4 days before the event (with a weekend in between) - and only in the Federal Register. No media advisory. Suddenly, Charlie Bolden is blogging about this. Then they toss out news of a workshop and they haven't the inclination or the know-how to do a simple telephone dial-in or Webex for the rest of the U.S. (like they did today)? Its like these commericial folks just do not know what they are doing until the last minute - and then they would rather have as few people know what they are up to as possible.

Keith's 8 Feb update: But wait, another part of NASA has figured out how to do what KSC does not know how - or does not care to try - to do. Indeed, this sounds far more complex than a simple telephone/webex hook-up to a procurement dog and pony show like KSC's: NASA JSC Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program Integration Contract Virtual Industry Day: "NASA/JSC intends to conduct the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle Program Integration Contract (MPIC) Virtual Industry Day via WebEx on February 28, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST)."

One More Step on the Commercial Path to Low Earth Orbit

"President Obama is working hard to create an American economy built to last, and NASA's support of commercial innovation to reach low Earth orbit is helping to support these efforts by spurring new technological development and creating jobs and economic benefits for years to come."

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